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Ekere mounts the saddle at NDDC

Nsima Ekere

LAST week, the Federal Government announced the appointment of Mr. Nsima Udo Ekere, 51, to the position of Managing Director of the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC. The appointment which was seen by many as well deserved came at a time the commission was being reorganised away from the spendthrift manner politicians had turned it into.

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Senate committees’ reshufflement: Eyes on APC leaders

ONE year after Senator Bukola Saraki (All Progressives Congress, APC, Kwara Central) polled 57 out of 108 votes to emerge as Senate President, with 51 senators, including his then rival for the position of Senate President, Senator Ahmed Lawan (APC, Yobe North), absent and unveiling the list of Chairmen and Vice Chairmen for 65 standing committees thereafter, Saraki, on Thursday, announced some changes in the chairmanship of the Committees.

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ONDO 2016: The odds favour Akoko North; APC elders shortlist four aspirants

THE decision by stakeholders operating under Akoko Elders Assembly, an umbrella body representing the interest of the Akoko people in the All Progressives Congress, APC, to zone Ondo State governorship ticket to Akoko North Federal Constituency is generating heat. The heat is sequel to the belief by other aspirants from Akoko that they have tactically being shut out of the race.

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•Philip Shuaibu

We have uprooted PDP in Edo- Shuaibu, APC running mate

I am hundred per cent optimistic, we are talking about voting-in APC to continue on the foundation already built by the Comrade Governor. Godwin Obaseki and Philip Shuaibu, were they part of this vision, were they part of the implementation of this vision? The answer is yes. Obaseki was in the Executive arm, I am in the legislative arm. Obaseki as chairman of the Economic Team was part of the blue print, he knows where the projects are, knows areas we have worked and areas where we have not worked. He knows areas where jobs are ongoing.

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How Oshiomhole reconciled with Odubu

The leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State embarked on marathon reconciliation meetings ahead of the September 10 governorship election in the state throughout last week with Governor Adams Oshiomhole at the helm of affairs. And as it appears, the party is completely united following the decision by the deputy governor of the state, Dr Pius Odubu, and his supporters to sheath their sword and work for the victory of the party. Odubu, popularly known as the Okakuo (Warrior) of the Universe, was understandably unhappy because his boss decided to back the Chairman of Edo State Economic Team and financial guru, Mr Godwin Obaseki, to clinch the APC ticket for the election.

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Dry holiday for legislators

News that the National Assembly has again proceeded on recess is bound to raise dust among hardworking Nigerians. Why should men who sit for a few hours between Tuesday and Thursday be so adapted to holidays is a question many would ask? The legislators who reconvened for the Second Session on June 14 subsequently proceeded on Sallah Break on June 23 and returned on July 12.

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Chido Onumah

Why Buhari can’t deal with corruption — Onumah

Writer and political analyst, Chido Onumah argues that many, if not all, of the problems of Nigeria are rooted in the structure of the country. He makes a case, as he did in his previous books, for the socio-political restructuring of Nigeria. He argues that the country needs to engage episodic political convulsions that threaten its very foundation, including Biafra, June 12, Boko Haram, the “National Question”, citizenship rights, and “militocracy”.

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Saraki’s new gamble

The decision to reshuffle the Senate committees came on the last sitting day before the Senate proceeded on recess. Coming after one of the most turbulent weeks for the leadership when Senator Dino Melaye came on the spot after allegedly verbally attacking Senator Remi Tinubu, the reshuffle may have been a sop to foes of the leadership.

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